MASON, OH (FOX19) - Mason Intermediate School Associate Principal Dave Segrist has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.
Segrist died Sunday, May 30 after an 8-month battle with the cancer.
"The bravery Mr. Segrist displayed in fighting the terrible effects of this cancer is remarkable," said Greg Sears, Mason Intermediate Principal. "Mr. Segrist was an incredible person who valued the many relationships he had with students, parents, and staff. During his 29 years in education he impacted thousands of students in the Mason and Kings communities. We all grieve the loss of an outstanding administrator, colleague, mentor, and friend."
The Mason and Kings communities rallied around Segrist during his fight. Coach Segrist was featured at a "Pin Cancer" wrestling event in his honor. He also threw out the first pitch at a Reds baseball game, and was on the field for this year's Ohio State game against rival Michigan.
Mason Intermediate students planted purple flowers to honor him this spring, made a scarlet and gray chain that encircles the entire 290,000 square foot campus, and wrote their thoughts on paper flower petals that will be assembled to create larger flowers for Mr. Segrist's family.
Visitation for Segrist will be on Friday, June 3 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mason Middle School Arena, 6370 Mason-Montgomery Road. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Susanna, 616 Reading Road.